Two guests checked into a Pattaya hotel and noticed a bad smell. Management had the room sprayed, and the guests slept peacefully. After they checked out, housekeeping noticed a rotting transgender corpse under the bed. Two teens have been apprehended for the murder.
I always warn people away from Pattaya. If your room comes with a corpse, you really have only yourself to blame for going there in the first place.
There was also this case in Los Angeles. Nobody knows how it happened but Elisa Lam ended up dead in a hotel water tank at the top of a hotel and wasn’t found for many days after other guests reported problems with their water supply.
The bottom line is always check carefully under your bed for dead people as soon as you check into your hotel room. Demand another room if you find one or more because it is difficult to get a good night’s sleep with police getting all up in your business.
My mistake. I was just picking one at random and missed. However, the general point stands. Snopes even has an article on the phenomenon and it is one of the fairly rare “urban legends” that is both true and common.